The Wisdom of Your Cells is a new biology that will profoundly change civilization and the world we live in.
This new biology takes us from the belief that we are victims of our genes, that we are biochemical machines, that life is out of our control, into another reality, a reality where our thoughts, beliefs and mind control our genes, our behavior and the life we experience.
This biology is based on current, modern
science with some new perceptions added.
This is what I think we will get from
understanding the new biology.
The teacher brought in a microscope to
show us cells and I remember how exciting it was. At the university
I graduated from conventional microscopes into electron microscopy
and had a further opportunity to look into the lives of cells. The
lessons I learned profoundly changed my life and gave me insights
about the world we live in that I would like to share with you.
As much as people talk about flying into
outer space, I was flying into inner space and seeing new vistas,
starting to have greater appreciation of the nature of life, the
nature of cells and our involvement with our own cells.
The stem cells I was working with were called myoblasts. Myo means muscle; blast means progenitor.
When I put my cells in the culture dishes with the conditions that support muscle growth, the muscle cells evolved and I would end up with giant contractile muscles. However, if I changed the environmental situation, the fate of the cells would be altered. I would start off with my same muscle precursors but in an altered environment they would actually start to form bone cells.
If I further altered the conditions, those cells became adipose or fat cells.
The results of these experiments were
very exciting because while every one of the cells was genetically
identical, the fate of the cells was controlled by the environment
in which I placed them.
Yet in my experiments it was clearly revealed that the fate of cells was more or less controlled by the environment. My colleagues, of course, were upset with my work. Everyone was then on the bandwagon for the human genome project and in support of the "genes-control-life" story.
When my work revealed how the
environment would alter the cells, they talked about it as an
exception to the rule.
When you look at yourself you see an individual person. But if you understand the nature of who you are, you realize that you are actually a community of about 50 trillion living cells.
Each cell is a living individual, a sentient being that has its own life and functions but interacts with other cells in the nature of a community.
If I could reduce you to the size of a cell and drop you inside your own body, you would see a very busy metropolis of trillions of individuals living within one skin. This becomes relevant when we understand that health is when there is harmony in the community and dis-ease is when there is a disharmony that tends to fracture the community relationships.
So, number one, we are a community.
This is very helpful for biologists
because we can do research on cells and then apply that information
to understanding the nature of the human body.
Therefore when a patient comes in to see a doctor, the belief system is that the patient has something wrong with their biochemistry or genes, which can be adjusted and can lead them to health.
At some point I realized that I had to
leave the university because I found great conflict in teaching the
students about what controls the cell and yet getting a completely
different understanding from the cells in my cultures.
A New Understanding of Science
Again I found information that did not conform to the science I had been teaching. In the world of new physics, quantum physics, the mechanisms that are described completely collide with the mechanisms we were teaching, which were based on the old Newtonian physics.
The new physics currently is still not introduced in medical schools.
Before conventional science, science was the province of the church. It was called natural theology and was infused with the spiritual domain, teaching that God's hand was directly involved in the unfoldment and maintenance of the world, that God's image was expressed through the nature we live in.
Natural theology had a mission
statement: to understand the nature of the environment so we could
learn to live in harmony with it. Basically this meant learning how
to live in harmony with God, considering that nature and God
were so well connected.
The Reformation, precipitated by Martin Luther, was a challenge to the church's authority.
After the Reformation, when there was an opportunity to question beliefs about the universe, science became what was called modern science. Isaac Newton, the physicist whose primary studies were on the nature of gravity and the movement of the planets, provided the foundation for modern science. He invented a new mathematics called differential calculus in order to create an equation to predict the movements of the solar system.
Science identified truths as things that were predictable. Newtonian physics perceives the universe as a machine made out of matter; it says that if you can understand the nature of the matter that comprises the machine, then you will understand nature itself.
Therefore the mission of science was to
control and dominate nature, which was completely different than the
former mission of science under natural theology, which was to live
in harmony with nature.
What is it that controls the traits that we express? According to Newtonian physics life forms represent machines made out of matter and if you want to understand those machines you take them apart, a process called reductionism.
You study the individual pieces and see how they work and when you put all the pieces together again, you have an understanding of the whole.
Charles Darwin said that the traits an individual expresses are connected to the parents. The sperm and egg that come together and result in the formation of a new individual must be carrying something that controls the traits in the offspring.
Studies of dividing cells began in the
early 1900s and they saw string-like structures that were present in
cells that were beginning to divide. These string-like structures
were called chromosomes.
In 1953 the work of James Watson and Francis Crick revealed that each strand of DNA contained a sequence of genes.
The genes are the blueprints for each of the over 100,000 different kinds of proteins that are the building blocks for making a human body. A headline announcing Watson and Crick's discovery appeared in a New York paper: "Secret of Life Discovered" and from that point on biology has been wrapped up in the genes.
Scientists saw that by understanding the genetic code we could change the characters of organisms and therefore there was a big, headlong rush into the human genome project to try to understand the nature of the genes.
At first they thought these genes only controlled the physical form, but the more they started to manipulate genes, they saw that there were also influences on behavior and emotion.
Suddenly, the genes took on more
profound meaning because all the characters and traits of a human
were apparently controlled by these genes.
That would be going up the last rung of the ladder to find out what is ultimately in control. They did an experiment and it revealed that DNA was responsible for copying itself!
DNA controls the protein and the protein represents our bodies. Basically it says that life is controlled by DNA. That is the Central Dogma.
It supports a concept called "the primacy of DNA" that says who and what we are and the fate of the lives we lead are already preprogrammed in the DNA that we received at conception.
What is the consequence of this? That
the character and fate of your life reflects the heredity you were
born into; you are actually a victim of heredity.
Then they immediately put out a big media blip on "gene for happiness discovered."
You could say,
This is exactly what we teach in school and this is what I had also been teaching-that people are powerless over their own lives because they can't change their genes.
But when people recognize the nature of being powerless, they also start to become irresponsible.
Recently in Newsweek they wrote about how fat cells are waging war on our health.
It's interesting because
in an epidemic of obesity science stands back and says: it's your
fat cells that are waging war in your life.
The Human Genome Project
The idea of the project was to identify all the genes that make up a human. It would offer the future opportunity of genetic engineering to correct the ills and problems that face humans in this world. I thought the project was a humanitarian effort but it was interesting later to find out from Paul Silverman, one of the principal architects of the human genome project, what it was actually about.
It was simply this: It was estimated that there were going to be over 100,000 genes in the human genome because there are over 100,000 different proteins in our bodies; plus there were also genes that didn't make proteins but controlled the other genes.
The project was actually designed by venture capitalists; they figured that since there were over 100,000 genes, by identifying these genes and then patenting the gene sequences, they could sell the gene patents to the drug industry and the drug industry would use the genes in creating health products.
In fact, the program was not actually
for advancing the human state as much as it was for making a lot of
Scientists knew that as you go up the evolutionary scale, simple organisms have less DNA and when you get to the level of humans, with the complexity of our physiology and our behavior, we have a lot more DNA. They thought that primitive organisms would have maybe a few thousand genes but humans were going to have approximately 150,000 genes, which meant 150,000 new drugs.
The project began in 1987 and just
showed again that when humans really put their heads together they
can create miracles. In only about fourteen years we actually had
the results of the human genome. It also was what I call a cosmic
They found that this small animal had a genome of about 24,000 genes.
Then they decided to do one more genetic model before doing the human and that was with the fruit fly because of the large amount of information already available on the genetics and behavior of fruit flies.
The fruit fly genome turned out to have
only about 18,000 genes. The primitive worm had 24,000 genes and
this flying machine had only 18,000 genes! They didn't understand
what that meant but put it on the back burner and started the work
on the human genome project.
It was such a shock that people actually didn't talk about it. While there was a lot of hoopla about completing the human genome project, no one talked about the 100,000 missing genes. There was complete lack of discussion in the scientific journals about it.
When they realized there were not enough
genes to account for human complexity, it shook the foundation of
If a science is based on the way life really works, that science would be good for use in medical practice. But if you base your science on wrong information, then that science could be detrimental to medical practice. It is now a recognized fact that conventional allopathic medicine, the primary medicine we use in Western civilization, is a leading cause of death in the United States.
It is also responsible for one out of five deaths in Australia.
In the Journal of the American Medical Association Dr. Barbara Starfield wrote an article revealing that from conservative estimates, the practice of medicine is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
However, there is a more recent study by Gary Null (see Death by Medicine). He found that rather than being the third leading cause of death, it is the first leading cause with over three-quarters of a million people dying from medical treatment each year.
If medicine actually knew what it was
doing, it wouldn't be that lethal.
At some point the religiosity of where I was led me to resign my position. That's when I started to advance into understanding about brain function and neuroscience.
What I was really trying to find out is
if it's not the DNA that controls cells, then where is the "brain"
of the cell?
It is the functional element that
controls life. This is important because understanding its function
reveals that we are not victims of our genes. Through the action of
the cell membrane we can actually control our genes, our biology and
our life and we have been doing it all along although we have been
laboring under the belief that we are victims.
As I was typing this on my computer one day I realized that my computer was like a cell. It had programs built into it but what was expressed by the computer was not determined by the programs.
It was determined by the information that I, as the environment, was typing onto the keyboard. Suddenly all the pieces fell into place:
But why should one cell be skin and
another cell be bone or eye?
The identity keys on the cell membrane respond to environmental information.
The biggest "Aha!" was this: that our
identity is actually an environmental signal that is playing through
the keyboard on the surface of our cells and engaging our genetic
programs; you are not inside your cell, you are playing through your
cell using the keyboard as an interface. You are an identity derived
from the environment.
Realizing that my identity was something from the environment playing through my cells was the greatest shock to my world because I was completely thrown from a non-spiritual reality into the requirement of a spiritual existence. My cells were like little television sets with antennas and I was the broadcast that controlled the readout of the genes.
I was actually programming my cells. I realized that if the cell died, it did not necessarily mean the loss of the broadcast-that the broadcast is out there whether the cell is here or not.
All of a sudden it hit me with such profound awe. What I realized was that survival was not that important because of my eternal character was derived from some broadcast in the field. The fear of mortality disappeared.
That was about twenty-five years ago and
it was one of the most wonderful, liberating experiences I ever had.
If we are laboring under misperceptions, then those misperceptions provide for a mis-adjustment of our biology. When our perceptions are inaccurate we can actually destroy our biology.
When we understand that genes are just
respondents to the environment from the perceptions handled by the
cell membrane, then we can realize that if life isn't going well,
what we have to do is not change our genes but change our
perceptions. That is much easier to do than physically altering the
body. In fact, this is the power of the new biology: we can control
our lives by controlling our perceptions.
As a result we are destroying that which has provided us life, the environment.
Another assumption is that genes control life.
It is actually our perceptions that control life and by changing our perceptions we can get control over our lives. I will discuss more about this later.
Assumption number three is a very dangerous assumption:
It turns out in the new biology that evolution is based on cooperation.
Until we understand that, we keep
competing with each other, struggling and destroying the planet
without recognizing that our survival is in cooperation and that our
continued competition is the death knell of human civilization.
When you interact in your environment you are both absorbing and sending energy at the same time. You are probably more familiar with terms such as "good vibes" and "bad vibes." Those are the waves at which we are all vibrating. We are all energy.
The energy in your body is reflecting the energy around you because the atoms in your body are not only giving off energy, they are absorbing energy. Every living organism communicates with these vibrations.
Animals communicate with plants; they communicate with other animals. Shamans talk to plants with vibrations.
If you are sensitive to the differences
between "good" and "bad" vibrations, you would always be leading
yourself to places that would encourage your survival, your growth,
your love, et cetera, and staying away from situations and places
that would take advantage of you or cancel who you are.
Therefore, you must pay attention to these invisible forces that are involved with what's going on in your life. While medicine does not train its doctors to recognize that energy is part of the system, they very easily adapted to using the new scan systems to determine what is going on inside the body.
It is humorous that they read their
scans as "maps," but do not have the fundamental understanding that
their maps are direct readouts of the energy present in the body.
Rather than cutting out the cancer, what if you applied an energy that, through interference patterns, would change the energy of those cancer cells and bring them back to a normal energy?
Presumably you would get a healing effect. This would make sense out of thousands of years of what is called "hands-on healing."
The recipient is getting an energy that is interacting with their body through interference and through that interference, changing the character of the energy reflected in the physical matter because the matter is the energy.
This is the future
of medicine although we are not there with it right now.
Quantum physics reveals that energies are always entangled with each other. In an energy universe, waves are always flowing through and interacting with all other waves.
We can never separate someone fully from the environment they live in. Quantum physics says the invisible energy is one hundred times more efficient in conveying information than are material signals (e.g., drugs).
What we are beginning to recognize is
that there is an invisible world that we have not dealt with in
regard to understanding the nature of our health.
We have to recognize that in the world
we live in we are entangled in an unfathomable number of energy
vibrations and we are connected to all of them!
We are part of this entire field.
To summarize the significance of this let me give you a quote from Albert Einstein:
What he says is this: the field, the
invisible energy, is the sole governing agency of the physical
That means we are energy beings interacting with everything in the entire energy field. What we are beginning to recognize is that there is an invisible world that we have not dealt with in regard to understanding the nature of our health.
In other words, rather than focusing on matter, in a quantum world we focus on energy. In the world we live in we are entangled in an unfathomable number of energy vibrations and we are connected to all of them!
In trying to understand a
person's health, if you only focus on the physical, you miss the
energy. If you only focus on the person, you miss the influence of
the field. We are coming into a more holistic way
of studying the fact that everything is one whole.
We have to let go of our Newtonian belief that we can determine everything, control everything and dominate nature, and come back to the natural theology approach that said to learn the patterns as best we can and live in harmony.
By doing so we would be far better off today than in the world we have created, where our deterministic pursuit has changed the environment, changed ourselves and actually threatens our own demise.
There is a comeuppance here and it comes
down to understanding the nature of the field, meaning everything
from the core of our being to the edge of the universe. We are part
of this entire field.
Scientists have found that if they take
our magnetic field and direct it back into the head they can
influence brain activity.
If we apply this understanding of Einstein's to the field that we generate with our thoughts, we can see that there is a connection wherein our thoughts can give shape to the particles that are the world we live in.
All of a sudden we see that we are not
disconnected little pieces moving around on the planet. We are
little broadcast devices, giving the field shape and the shape that
we generate manifests as the life experiences that we have.
We are very much involved with shaping the world we are in.
While mass events shape mass reality, we also participate in shaping our local reality and experiences through our own thoughts. This becomes important because if thoughts are giving rise to the material world, which according to physics they would be doing, then we have to start thinking about what kind of thoughts we are generating.
Physicists have now come to owning that we all collectively create the world we live in through our observations: the world that we observe is the world that we create.
This is very hard for most people to
They could say,
So there was an arbitrary decision back in the 1920s to say,
That is why biology went on its merry way using Newtonian physics.
Yet we are today beginning to see work by very reputable scientists that says the universe is created by our observations; we create the field and the field shapes the particle. The big lesson is that what you think or ask for, as the Asians would say, is what you are going to get.
It is not a coincidence; we are actively
involved in physically shaping the world that we experience.
We start with the fact that we are made of cells and cells are living organisms made from protein building blocks. There are over 100,000 different kinds of proteins, which are molecules with very complex shapes almost like gears that engage with each other.
Some of these coupled-protein gears create respiration, some provide for digestion, others for muscle contraction, et cetera.
All the functions of the cells are due
to protein gears. The blueprints for the gears are the genes. When I
need to make gears for myself I have to go get the blueprint from
the DNA, copy the blueprint, which is
called RNA, and then use that RNA
to build the proteins.
At this point we should have a big drum roll because I am going to try to tell you the secret of life. The secret of life is movement. Without movement there is no life; animation is a character that distinguishes living things from non-living things.
So the issue is, what is this movement
and how does it come about?
Changing the sequence of amino acids in the chain, changes the final shape of the protein Here's the secret: the sequence of amino acids are like built-in knitting instructions that tell the string how to fold up to form a specific structure. It's like self-knitting yarn. When amino acids are assembled into a chain you get a piece of protein "yarn" and then this piece of yarn will automatically knit itself into a specific structure based on the sequence of amino acids.
We have 100,000 different proteins and
each protein has a unique length and a unique sequence of amino
acids that will determine how to knit that piece of yarn into a
The proteins provide for the structure but what causes the structure to move?
Along the length of the protein chain, many of the linked amino acids have positive or negative charges where other kinds of chemical signals can bind. The final shape of the protein will provide uniquely shaped binding sites that complement specific environmental signals (such as hormones, drugs and other biochemical factors).
When a protein binds its complementary signal, it changes the balance of the positive and negative charges along the protein "yarn."
This causes the protein string to
"adjust" its shape. In the process of changing shape, the protein
moves. The movement is then used to do "cellular" work. Functions
such as digestion and respiration are a result of proteins changing
Therefore, if we change the signals in your system we can change the regulation and functioning of the protein gears and take you from a diseased state into a state of health by changing your chemistry.
But quantum mechanics questions whether the "signal" has to be a physical chemical.
In fact, invisible energy signals are a hundred times more efficient in signaling proteins than are actual chemical signals.
The energy signals are the medium that unites most complementary medicine modalities.
Asian medicine, for example, with its meridians and acupuncture points, is based on dealing with energy fields. Western medicine tries to manipulate the body's physical components while Eastern medicine tries to change the body's energy fields.
It is important to note that quantum
physics, which describes the mechanics of the universe, emphasizes
that energy signals are a hundred times more efficient than drugs.
Defective genes alter a protein's amino acid sequence, causing proteins to be assembled incorrectly and as a result not function appropriately, thus leading to disease.
But here's the catch.
Only a very small percentage of people actually have genetic defects that can cause a disease, far less than five percent of the population. That means ninety-five percent of us arrived on this planet with genes that were capable of providing us with a healthy existence. For ninety-five percent of the population, if they are failing in health it is not something wrong with the genes and the proteins, it is something wrong with the body's signals.
Inappropriate signals are the source of
most human illnesses and dysfunctions.
If the mind sends the wrong information at inappropriate times, our systems become imbalanced, leading to dysfunctions and diseases.
Therefore rather than focusing on the
genes and the body's chemistry, which is the myopic focus of
conventional allopathic medicine, the new physics and the new
biology reveal that we should be focusing on both the physical
signals and the energetic signals, which include thought.
Signals generally provoke a response that causes the cell to maintain its survival.
The skin of the cell and the skin of the human body carry out the exact same functions.
They're "read and respond to" signals.
While we can describe the nature of one signal engaging one response, we have to incorporate the complexity of wholeness when thousands of signals are acted upon at the same time. If we really want to know what the cell is doing we can't look at any one switch; we have to identify what a hundred thousand switches are doing.
The numbers of interactions go beyond
our ability to grasp with our minds and would be a very difficult
project even for computer engineering.
These membrane switches are fundamental
units of perception; they read an environmental perception and
adjust the biology to the need required. This becomes very personal
because it is the way we perceive the world that controls our
behavior. Perception controls behavior
But if we are programmed with misperceptions and read the environment inaccurately, then that means we will inappropriately engage our responses. Consider an anorexic person looking in a mirror. While we may see that person as dangerously thin, the anorexic perceives himself or herself as very large and fat.
That misperception signals their biology
to get rid of more fat and that misreading of environmental cues can
lead to their death. The significance is very clear: when our
perceptions are inaccurate, our behaviors are no longer synchronized
to support our survival.
Again, emphasizing the role of misperception, if we inappropriately activate genes because we sent the wrong signal at an inappropriate time, then we can subvert the function of the biology and actually cause disease and dysfunction.
We are not so much the victims of genes as we are the creator of our
lives, selecting genes to control our systems, based upon our
perception of reality.
From the fetal stage on, our perceptions
of the environment determine what is going to happen to the rest of
What we are not considering is the consequence of putting those crops into the real world. We are now finding the engineered genes we put into certain genetically modified organisms moving through the ecosystem and being picked up and used by other organisms.
For example, in efforts to make plants
resistant to a poison that is used to kill surrounding weeds,
scientists engineered crop plants with poison-resistant genes. It
was later found that these plants passed the engineered genes on to
all the other plants around them resulting in the creation of "super
weeds" that no longer can be killed by the usual agricultural
Our tampering with Nature is even changing the genetic organization of the bacteria within our own digestive system!
We will probably only find out the costs
of genetic engineering when the fruits of our labor come back to
But another part of our survival behavior engages a completely different set of mechanisms: those we use for our protection. Protection shuts down growth processes and allocates energy to behaviors needed to sustain us in a threatening situation. We engage in either growth or protection mechanisms every moment of our lives, funding these activities with our life energy.
It takes energy to grow and it takes
energy to protect ourselves. When we engage in protection
mechanisms, we close ourselves down and conserve energy by shutting
The more afraid we become, the more we shut down growth-to the extent that we can be scared to death. In the world that we live in today, the protection response has become a greater and greater percentage of our everyday life experience; most of us are living in very high levels of stress and are continuously debilitating our system by interfering with growth.
Cells cannot move in both directions at the same time. They are either in growth, open to the environment and assimilating what's going on, or in protection, shutting themselves down waiting for the environment to clear itself before again expressing their normal functions.
We are a community of cells that
responds to perceptions generated by our central nervous system.
Who is Al-Qaeda and where are they? Where is the bird flu? We are presented with fears that threaten our survival, perceptions that cause us to question whether we can stay alive. Those perceptions cause us to get into a protection posture and shut down life-conserving growth.
This is important because it affects almost everybody on the planet today.
The reason for that is very obvious:
The medical professional has known for years that stress hormones shut off the immune system. They provide recipients of grafted tissues or organs with stress hormones, so that their immune systems do not reject the grafted foreign tissue.
But what does this mean in the operation
of our day-to-day lives? Every day, as we experience stress we're
debilitating our immune system.
The concept that we have to catch something is silly because it turns out that most of us have almost all of the pathogens that affect humans in our bodies already. The stress that inhibits the immune system also shuts down growth processes that replace cells lost to normal attrition.
With enough stress, there will be a
point where the numbers of cells lost and not replaced will
compromise our functions and we will start to express a disease.
So an interesting and unwanted aspect of the stress response is that we become less intelligent when we are under stress.
Therefore, a group of people or a nation that is bathed in fear is less intelligent than a nation that is living in growth and harmony; those living in fear will make "hindbrain" reflex decisions that may be inappropriate. This may account for some of the conditions of the world we live in right now because the fear levels are so great.
It becomes incumbent upon us to
recognize that our biology doesn't know the difference between a
real fear and a made-up fear. The simple reality is that our
perceptions and beliefs, whether right or wrong, are still going to
control our biology.
Yet the world that we have chosen (the media, the government, et cetera) really encourages us to live in ongoing fear and it causes great debilitation of our physiological maintenance and the neurological and immunological characters that we express. It is important for us to understand that if we change our perceptions, we can change our biology and our world.
We must stop living in fear because it
is killing us as individuals and threatening our existence as a
You can remove it from the body, put it into a Petri dish and it will manage its own life: handle the environment, grow, reproduce and form communities with other cells. In the human body we are dealing with a vast community of cells working together in harmony. In a culture dish, cells behave as individual entities.
However, in a body cells act as a community; individuals really cannot do whatever they want because then the coherence of the group will fall apart.
Therefore, when cells come together in a community they acquire a central intelligence that is involved with coordinating the activity of the individual cells in the group.
The cells actually defer to the higher order of that central voice. A human organism is a community of upwards of fifty trillion cells operating in unison and harmony, trying to conform to the requests and demands of that central voice.
And it is the central voice that
acquires and learns the perceptions that we must deal with
throughout our lives.
The conscious mind is unique because it
can change an entire history of perceptions in order to engage in
different behaviors and life styles.
The role of the woman in fetal development has primarily been restricted to her contribution in regard to nourishment via the components of her blood that pass through the placenta to the fetus.
But her blood contains a lot more than just nutrition. Blood contains all of the information molecules as well, such as hormones and emotional chemicals. The mother is always adjusting her physiology and her emotions to deal with the contingencies of life. Since her blood via the placenta is directed to the fetus, the fetus is experiencing and feeling what the mother senses. This is a super-intelligent idea on the part of Mother Nature.
Since the fetus, when it is born, is
going to live in the same environment that the mother perceives, the
mother is helping the fetus "adjust" to current world conditions.
In a developing fetus this is going to enhance the development of the musculoskeletal system and make a bigger body, with a coordinated increase in the hind-brain function to control that response. In a truly unstable world, this mother is creating a child that will have a great advantage because its ability to be a fighter and survive is greatly enhanced.
Yes, the genes control the unfolding of
a body plan but how you enhance some organs and take away from other
organs is based on the flow of information chemicals that are
transported from the mother's blood into the placenta.
For example, when parents do not want a child, this information, in the form of emotional chemistry, is crossing the placenta!
The fetus already knows that its support is not guaranteed. It is clearly important for us to recognize that creating a child is a very important, dynamic, interactive process between the parents and the fetus.
In fact, recent understanding in human pathology clearly reveals that issues that affect us as adults, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity, actually have their roots in the peri-conceptual, fetal and neonatal phases of life.
The conditions under which a child is
developing in utero profoundly shape her for the rest of her life in
regard to behavior and physiology
The child will back away from whatever he perceives as threatening, and that is a healthy response for his life.
Through this bonding and in all their interactions, the parents are programming the responses of the child. When parents are not there and do not follow through on this bonding, it leads to problems in development, referred to as attachment disorders. Such children have trouble focusing and express characteristics similar to attention-deficit disorder.
Science has documented how responses to
the world that we acquired from our parents are profoundly important
in shaping our own physiology, our health and the diseases that we
may experience later in life.
Fitting Into Society
From the moment a child is born through about the first six years of life she is in a super-learning state. Children learn and assimilate from how we treat them and how we respond to each other. We understand through hypnosis that you can download information into someone's subconscious mind and bypass the conscious mind.
Why is this relevant?
Because between birth and age six, the child's EEG brain activity is operating in a hypnotic trance state, so that whatever the child is learning is being downloaded into the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind "records" and habitually plays back these programs. Think about all the rules of society, about every way we live, the nuances of our language. A three-year-old child can learn three different languages at the same time and not confuse their grammar, vocabulary or syntax.
By age eight or nine just learning one new language is difficult.
What is the difference? When the child is under six, the conscious mind is not developed so it does not interfere with the programming. Observed life experiences are directly downloaded into the subconscious mind.
At this time, the child also develops an
idea of self-identity and these programs play throughout life.
Miracles are actually events that science does not understand yet. Very profound miracles happen every day. For example, some people have cancer and suddenly their perception changes and they may experience spontaneous remission. By changing their perceptions of life, they reprogram their cells. That is the expression of epigenetic mechanisms, molecular processes that give the power back to the individual.
Rather than perceiving that "we are
victims of the cells," the new science recognizes the power that we
have to control the cells.
Among the biggest selling drugs on the market are the SSRI drugs - things like Prozac and Zoloft - and it has been revealed by the drug companies themselves through the Freedom of Information Act that these drugs turn out to work no better than placebos. The placebo effect is something that we have not really taken advantage of, the idea that beliefs can control our biology and physiology.
In fact, it is now established that one
third of all medical healings, including surgery, are the result of
the placebo effect.
For example, if a professional person, a medical doctor or specialist, says you are going to die in three months and you believe him, then you may set this date into your perceptual clock, start to disentangle yourself from your life and actually die in three months.
Basically the placebo and nocebo
effects are two sides of the same coin and simply represent the
The relevance is simple. The subconscious mind is one million times more powerful as an information processor than the conscious mind. We all believe that we run our lives with a conscious mind. This is what I want from life. I want to do all these wonderful things.
Yet our life doesn't match our intentions; as a result there is a tendency to say,
We take on the role of victim.
New insights have completely
revolutionized this idea. We now recognize that ninety-five to
ninety-nine percent of our cognitive activity comes from the
subconscious mind; less than five percent is influenced or
controlled by the conscious mind.
Positive thinking is a good idea, much
better than negative thinking, but while you are engaged in positive
thoughts using the conscious mind, the subconscious mind with its
limiting and self-sabotaging programs is running the show!
Consequently, positive thinking does not improve the situation for
We used to think it could only run the voluntary system-the skeletal muscles, arms and legs. But yogis have revealed that the conscious mind can change body temperature, blood pressure and heartbeat. The conscious mind, if it focuses on any part of the body or any function, can control it.
But the conscious mind, being a small
(40 bit/sec) processor, doesn't have the capability of controlling
as many things at the same time as the subconscious mind can,
operating at 40 million bits/sec.
What it has learned it will play for its entire life unless we go into the subconscious mind and rewrite the program. The conscious mind is frequently oblivious of the programs running from the subconscious mind because the conscious and subconscious minds operate in tandem: one does not observe the other.
So if the things in my life are not what I'm looking for, is it because the universe isn't offering me the opportunity or is it because I'm sabotaging myself? Almost inevitably we are sabotaging ourselves with limiting programs stored in our subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind does not have a future or a past. It is handling the present moment all the time. A signal from the environment comes up, pushes the receptor that engages the effector that then coordinates the response. That is the subconscious mind. There is nobody in there. There is nobody to talk with or negotiate with in the subconscious mind.
We must find other ways of influencing and impacting the subconscious mind's programming.
One approach is what Buddhists call mindfulness - to be fully conscious all the time and make decisions with your creative mind, not from your habitual subconscious mind.
The Yoga paths all provide various such practices.
Other approaches include clinical
hypnotherapy and a new field of diverse modalities that are
collectively called "energy psychology," ways of identifying and
rewriting belief programs in our subconscious minds.
We are destroying the environment. We are in crises of all kinds including a health crisis. The fears we are experiencing are worsening the healthcare crisis because our fears cause protection responses that shut down growth mechanisms and the function of the immune system.
We are in an escalating cycle of fear and ill health.
All this is a wake-up call. It is up to us as individuals to finally own who we are.
We now know that we control our genes. We control our lives. Our thoughts are real and tangible. They influence our physiology. Physicists are now beginning to recognize that the universe is a mental construct. Knowing these things we become empowered. The programs in our subconscious minds are downloaded as the life we are experiencing.
What we have to do is review our lives and identify the things we want to change.
The things that we strive for and don't work generally reflect a subconscious program that sabotages our efforts to get there. We do not have to go back and find out how we acquired that program; that would be tantamount to killing the "messenger" over the "message" (the resulting acquired subconscious program).
Though we can rewrite subconscious programs using a variety of methods, until we do, we are actually victims of our subconscious minds. Not victims of the world, victims of our own belief systems. When we clear these pathways we become empowered.
Then and only then will we likely experience what Jesus said:
You must recognize something that I also had to recognize.
It is not just acquiring the awareness in my conscious mind; it is actually applying that awareness into my life that makes the change. While the mind can lead us there, we actually have to do something to manifest the magic in our lives. We are in a desperate race to change who we are and what we are so that we can bring our environment and our planet back into harmony, to bring back the opportunity for our survival.
We are all cells in a larger organism
called humanity. When we have that belief we will start supporting
each other instead of killing each other. Our future lies in
recognizing that we are far greater as a whole than as individuals.
If you can look inside the body and see those trillions of cells living in harmony, recognize this: every cell is a sentient being just like every one of us. Every cell lives in a community and has a job to support that community.
There are rules and regulations. Cells get services. There is health care by the immune system. The garbage is taken out by the excretory system. The digestive system delivers the food.
There is a society consisting of
trillions of individuals inside our bodies that can thrive when we
are in good health, yet the few billion people on the entire surface
of the planet are so out of balance that we are destroying our
If we want to understand how to structure a human population of a few billion people on our planet, the answer lies under our skin.
Humans are evolving. Humanity will complete itself as a multi-human community and at that time we will recognize that when we fight others, we are fighting ourselves. Humanity is a single body containing cells and each one of us is a cell in that structure.
When we understand that, we should stop harming each other and start organizing ourselves into the social structures that reflect what is going on in the human body. When we arrive at that point, the Earth will complete its evolution as a single living cell. What is our role in that living Earth cell? We are the equivalents of the proteins in the Earth's cell membrane.
We are the "receptor" proteins on the
surface of the earth that receive the signals from the environment
and the "effector"
proteins that engage in the behaviors that control the expression of
We must organize our lives now to plan for the future.
We can create a whole different experience on this planet. When the planet completes its evolution it will be an individual living cell. Evolutionary history reveals that every time a level of development completes itself, it joins other similar entities to create a more powerful social structure.
Therefore, I anticipate at that time that we will begin to interact with other earths, other cells out in space, and start to create a large matrix of living cells as planets that constitute the universe.
We have great hope and possibility before us.
We are living in a very supportive garden, a garden that should support all of us, where we can enjoy life and peace, prosperity and happiness.